"VPI Industries" and "AudioShield Distribution" presented an E-Event from the VPI house. Since the "Salon Audio de Montréal" had to be postponed because of the COVID19 situation, several brands were represented with their products in a live-stream from the VPI house. Here Mat Weisfeld and John McGurk present the EMMLabs / VPI / Credo Audio Switzerland / Nordost / Wolf Audio / Van den Hul system. Guest manufacturers are Michael Kraske from Credo Audio and Joe Parvey from Wolf Audio.
„It’s a shame my Florida Audio Expo weekend was wrapping up here, as this was one of my favourite sounding exhibit rooms of the show. I would have stayed longer and brought along a few industry friends to gloat about what I had found. Everything you look for in terms of bandwidth extension and smoothness was expertly delivered by the system. Tonality was rich with life. The presentation in terms of the scale-of-things seemed effortless. I credit that last part to power.
Odd to me, was that at no point — unlike many other rooms at audio shows — did the room seem congested or overloaded. That my friends is a rare event at audio shows. Of course the manufacturers want to show the big stuff, but in small hotel rooms, it’s usually the stand-mount monitors that often deliver more fitting (and impressive) display. The times I can count where a large speaker played the small room deftly can probably fit on one hand.“
VPI was hosting their annual dealer get together this weekend and Mat kindly extended an invitation to drop by on the final day. Several interesting systems were on display including the big, line array Creedo speakers from Switzerland.
The BIG system was headlined by the Creedo speakers from Switzerland and capably supported by Meitner Electronics (including Ed’s 1 kW, $85k monoblocks), VPI's new, super direct drive Vanquish table with 14-inch arm and vdh Crimson cartridge plus power supply and phonostage and Nordost cabling. The tonearm’s internal wiring runs uninterrupted from the cartridge pins to a LEMO connector into the phonostage.
This is the best I've heard these Swiss speakers and light years better than their presentations at Axpona last year. Jarre's Equinoxe was superbly rendered and was just a musical kaleidoscope painted on a huge three dimensional canvas . Fast, transparent and clean characterize these speakers. There was simply no exaggeration with either the violin or piano on Brahm's Sonata #1. Voices floated in the air on the AudioNautes reissue of the Proprius recording Now the Green Blade Riseth. The low end demonstrated some real startle factor and kick ass quality on the Ed Graham D2D disc.
Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/title-to-be-added/audio-events/132341-visit-to-the-vpi-house
„The sound of this system was a sonic surprise to me. I have never been a fan of speakers with long lines of tweeters and drivers, but the Credo Audio Switzerland speakers paired with all of the equipment mentioned above had good tone, great transparency, incredible scale, and an immersive soundstage. It was a truly musical and emotional experience listening to this system.“Read more...
Visit the hi-fi and music event in our manufactory in Aesch BL.
We have put together a varied program for you with product novelties, workshops and guided tour through our manufactory. That is what we have prepared:
- Workshop: How to set your turntable perfectly - Introduction: roon, music management and streaming, that's how it works - Swiss Premiere: Reference Speaker "The Cinema LTM" - Open House: Speaker Factory, a look behind the scenes
We look forward to your visit on Saturday the 22nd of June from 10:00 to 17:30.
Very impressive Credo Cinema LTM speakers in the van den Hul room. Although they were playing at background music levels only and I’ve not done any critical listening in this room, their natural and unforced delivery stood out from the sometimes very shouty presentations elsewhere on the show.
The Cinema LTMs resemble their namesake in that, like the movies, these are larger than life. And at $170k per pair, so is their price tag. These behemoths are meant for providing high-fidelity for a large room, and a cue toward that end is their line-array design.
Our latest loudspeaker model (Cinema LTM) will be presented for the first time at Axpona 2019.
Together with Van den Hul, VPI Industries, EMM Labs, Kimber Kabel and FalkenOhr we show a system of superlatives in a large listening room (Nirvana B). The European premiere of this new loudspeaker will take place in May at the high-end in Munich. (further information will follow).
For Immediate Press Release As in previous years we will demonstrate our products in room Atrium 4.2 F231f.
A special edition of our EV Reference ONE loudspeaker, that had its premier in 2017 also in Munich, will play in our room. Michael Kraske developed this model around the idea of a wide-band, closed cabinet speaker. Knowing about the tonal balance and richness that a full-range speaker can reproduce, not willing to accept the lack of bass and presence of high percentage of distortion.
So the paper-cone, symmetrical drive mid-woofer is accompanied by a 1“ tweeter and 12“ long-throw subwoofer. The mid-woofers slices-cone prevents effectively cone breakups, so it is playing from 50Hz and blending over gently to the tweeter creating a speaker with full-range characteristic - but with punchy bass down to 25 Hz and extended treble smooth as silk. As always with Credo Audio speakers, we achieved linear impedance and a high efficiency (of 87.6 dB), making it an easy load for amplifiers.
This years "High-End Swiss" is later in the year than prevois years. Which is fantastic! You'll have a lot more to see and hear, there will be more exhibitors and more of the famous brands than ever bevor.
We'll be in two fantastic rooms - one dedicated to High-End stereo, featuring our amplifiers and speakers, KISEKI and Van den Hul cartidges, PrimaLuna amplifiers and VPI turntable.
In the other room we'll introduce two new speakers of our "Cinema Series", the Cinema Surround and the Sub 12. You'll erxperience immersive audio in a 16-channel AURO 3D / Dolby Atmos theater. The setup features a Storm Audio ISP processor and PA16 amplification, OPPO and JVC will provide the image and it's all wired with van den Hul cables.
We invite you to visit our showroom this weekend. It's open to all music- and HiFi- fans. We'll give you an overview of our speakers and you'll have the chance to hear our flagship "The Cinema Reference".
- 1st of July: 1pm - 7pm - 2nd of July: 10am - 4pm
We were happy to give a couple of interviews and welcome some representatives of the press in our room at the High-End 2016. Regarding the size of this event, it’s huge (518 exhibitors, 20’000 visitors) we are more than happy about each report.